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The New CheckMates is Almost Here!

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We expect to launch our new CheckMates platform on the 12th of March 2019!

This requires us to set the existing community to READ ONLY so the content and users can be migrated to the new platform.

This is expected to happen no later than 01:00 CET on the 12th of March, or 5pm Pacific Daylight Time on the 11th.

The migration process is expected to take no more than 24 hours.

Assuming all goes well, you will see the new community live with the URL

When the new community launches, you will notice a few changes and see the following benefits:

  • Overhauled Site Design
    • The existing platform has a number of limitations that made it difficult to highlight or find the most relevant and recent content. Lithium is far more flexible in this regard, and you will see a new front page that should be significantly easier to navigate and find what you’re looking for. 
  • Private messaging
    • In the current platform, in order to send a private message to someone (say, an employee), the person you wish to contact has to be following you. In Lithium, this will be enabled for most established users by default.
  • Custom Usernames
    • Due to the integration with UserCenter, usernames in the current platform have to be a UUID string. Which, quite frankly, isn’t very user friendly. In Lithium, this will not be required and everyone will get to choose their own username! For existing users, a default will be assigned on migration, but you will be able to change it. And yes, PhoneBoy will be PhoneBoy (finally!).
  • More Benefits for Active Users
    • In addition to the changes in ranks and badges previously discussed, we will be able to grant specific permissions and benefits to people based on achievements in the community. The exact benefits we will provide at what levels will be determined at a later date.
  • Better Service to the Community
    • Lithium provides improvements to many things most of you won’t see. Rest assured, these improvements will allow us to provide better service to you, our user community!

Exciting stuff. Looking forward to it. Smiley Happy


We looking forward to it.